La Coka Nostra "Masters Of The Dark Arts" Press Release
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Always known for tackling controversial topic matter, the group's sophomore project, Masters Of The Dark Arts, (available now everywhere and currently #5 on iTunes Hip-Hop Chart) finds them once again in torch-bearing mode, addressing subjects that most artists shy away from as ILL BILL illustrates "as conceptually and musically dark as this album appears to be, there's also a flip side layer to it that you may not notice until you listen to it a few times. Masters Of The Dark Arts is a storm before the calm and a celebration of the good things in life that can only be achieved by walking directly into the heart of darkness and facing your inner demons head on."
While the group's roster has been trimmed slightly due to Everlast having to leave the group (for personal reasons), La Coka Nostra returns re-invigorated and fresh off of a recently completed seventeen-city European tour which saw them rock crowds in eleven different countries "I think we approached Masters Of The Dark Arts with a chip on our shoulder and really took it back to our original mission of hardcore Hip-Hop amidst all the circus bullshit that is so prevalent in the current landscape of the genre. We are aware of the perception that somehow the group has suffered a loss we can't recover from and in response we made an album that is the most conceptually focused and hardest hitting soundscape in the group's history” Slaine asserts.
La Coka Nostra's Masters Of The Dark Arts is out now courtesy of Fat Beat Records.
Tracklisting and credits for La Coka Nostra's Masters Of The Dark Arts:
1.) "My Universe” f/ Vinnie Paz (produced by Statik Selektah) 2.) "Creed Of The Greedier” (produced by Sicknature) 3.) "המוסד” (produced by DJ Lethal & Scott Stallone) 4.) "Mind Your Business” (produced by DJ Premier) 5.) "Electronic Funeral” f/ Sean Price (produced by Beat Butcha) 6.) "The Story Goes On” (produced by DJ Lethal) 7.) "Letter To Ouisch” (produced by ILL BILL & DJ Lethal) 8.) "Snow Beach” f/ Thirstin Howl the 3rd (produced by Jack Of All Trades) 9.) "The Eyes Of Santa Muerte” ft/ Sick Jacken (produced by ILL BILL) 10.) "Murder World” (produced by C-Lance) 11.) "Coka Kings” f/ Vinnie Paz (produced by C-Lance) 12.) ".38 револьвер” f/ Big Left (produced by Sicknature) 13.) "Malverde Market” (produced by ILL BILL) 14.) "Masters Of The Dark Arts” (produced by DJ Lethal) 15.) "Everybody Down” f/ Jaysaun & Q-Unique (produced by C-Lance) ***iTunes Bonus Track 16.) "No Hay Tiempo Para Mañana” f/ Outerspace (produced by C-Lance) ***iTunes Bonus Track)
Madchild of Swollen Members Solo Album From Suburban Noize
Courtesy Kerosene Media.
Madchild of Swollen Members, was on a kamikaze run with the drug oxycontin) that had pushed him to the brink of oblivion. Madchild had finally hit rock bottom. His drug addiction had spiraled out of control and destroyed everything the successful emcee had worked so hard to build with his platinum selling hip-hop group Swollen Members. The fancy cars, lavish houses and rock star luxuries were all gone, as his addiction had consumed over 3 million dollars worth of assets and finances in just over four years.
Clean from drugs for the first time in his adult life, Madchild removed himself from temptation by walking away from his previous social life and bunkering down in his home studio secluded from the outside world. For the next 10 months, Madchild feverishly wrote and recorded his first ever solo album "Dope Sick".
Not only is "Dope Sick" a story of triumph over adversity, but it has allowed Madchild to be reborn creatively. Unshackled from the chains of his past indiscretions, Madchild has confronted his darkest demons and used them as a source of inspiration to create one of the most insanely captivating hip-hop releases of 2012.
Local-Mu12 Member Son-Ray releases his debut project, Face Value, EP which features "Music Is My Life" featuring Skyzoo. The pair just finished wrapping up a video shoot for the single which will be released in the next few weeks so be on the look out for that.
AWAR unleashes a new leak, "Elephant Gun" produced by Jake One from his forthcoming album, "The Laws Of Nature." AWAR maneuvers through the rap jungle pluckin' feathers and spittin' a full clip, over Jake One's signature banger. "The Laws Of Nature" Available August 7th on CD and digitally.
Link: Ruste Juxx & The Arcitype - Rock to the Rhythm
Courtesy Matt B.
Ruste Juxx teams up with producer, The Arcitype, out of Boston, MA, for a 15 track album entitled 'V.I.C.' (physical & digital versions will be available). The project is out September 25th on AR Classic Records / Duck Down Music Inc.
New Audio: Doe Cigapom/CagedBirds "Summertime Stroll"
Courtesy Matt B.
Doe Cigapom (“Deliver On Emotions” & “Can I Get Peace Of Mind”) acronym illustrates his mission to shed light on the very real healing powers of music. Throughout his own difficult life experiences, music has been the remedy for Doe’s peace of mind.
Doe was born and raised in Washington D.C. at a time when our nation’s capital was undergoing historic struggles. This undeniably had a direct impact on his upbringing, but as Doe emphasizes “there was always music” as his main source of solace.
As it often happens for many of our most cherished artists, as a child Doe became mesmerized by the music (particularly the drums) of the church services he attended as a child with his mother, prompting him to pursue teaching music and eventually becoming one of the most preeminent timbales and conga players in the effervescent “Go Go” music scene of D.C. while still only a teenager.
After college, Doe’s interests gradually began shifting towards a more Hip-Hop related sound, which combined his rhythmic abilities with his love of poetry. Soon thereafter, he began rapping at local venues, using it as a therapeutic platform to confront the painful experiences of his past; and as Doe states “giving him a new lease of life.”
This summer, Doe Cigapom will release a collaborative EP entitled, CagedBirds, with producer Soulful via the upstart Indie Love Enterprises Company.